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Collective Bargaining

Dave Jamieson

Labor Leader: 'We Did Deliver' Ohio, Wisconsin, Nevada | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For a labor movement that's found itself on its heels for much of the past two years, President Barack Obama's decisive victory in Tuesd...

DEBATE: Should Michigan Pass The Proposal 2 Protect Our Jobs Amendment?

Posted 11.06.2012 | Detroit

Michigan is known for its automobiles -- and also for its residents' strong belief in preserving unions, passed down through generations of autoworker...

Saving Michigan's Auto Industry And Michigan Families

Beth Cox | Posted 01.23.2014 | Detroit
Beth Cox

Communities in Michigan have suffered enough. Collective bargaining is a fundamental right that we must preserve for future generations. It works and it is time we allow it to work for more Michiganders.

Why Should You Vote? Visualize Romney World

Robert Creamer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Robert Creamer

If Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are elected on Tuesday, they will turn back the clock on progress in America. If they are allowed to do so by a Republican House and Senate, they would return us to a time we could scarcely imagine.

Voting YES on Prop 2 Supports Public Service Workers Who Protect Our Kids

Benny Napoleon | Posted 12.29.2012 | Detroit
Benny Napoleon

Proposal 2 to protect collective bargaining rights for public sector employees is not a one-sided worker argument. Passage of Proposal 2 provides the mechanism for public sector workers to protect their professional training from getting cut.

Joy Resmovits

Michelle Rhee's Group Wades Into Michigan Union Fight | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.25.2012 | Education

Michelle Rhee is jumping into another union battle -- this time in Michigan. As Washington, D.C. schools chief, Rhee sparred with American Federati...

Vote Yes on 2

Paul Ruth | Posted 12.23.2012 | Detroit
Paul Ruth

People have always collected in ways to make life easier, freer and more prosperous. People unite against unequal treatment, or for the advancement of a common value. Collective bargaining is a natural advancement of the modern person.

Detroit Free Press Stabs City in Back

Scott Janssen | Posted 12.23.2012 | Detroit
Scott Janssen

Collective bargaining has made my family's American dream come to fruition and made Detroit a world power. Proposal 2 will allow the American dream to continue. The Detroit Free Press, however, has rallied against collective bargaining.

After Anti-Walker Fail, Unions Ramp Up Efforts Elsewhere

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 12.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Unions are shifting more of their political resources to state and local races this year as they try to head off passage of laws th...

Unions Try New Tactic After Setbacks

AP | JOHN FLESHER | Posted 10.19.2012 | Politics

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- It's hardly a return to the Depression era, when company guards roughed up labor organizers at auto plants.  But times are to...

AFT Survey Finds State Employees With Union Representation Have Significant Wage Advantage

Posted 10.19.2012 | Education

The American Federation of Teachers public employees division recently issued its annual "State Employee Compensation Survey," which determined that e...

Hawaii Teachers Halt Labor Negotiations, Escalating Conflict

stateline | Melissa Maynard | Posted 10.16.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Center on the States that provides daily r...

Firefighters Blast Romney As 'Anti-Worker'

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The International Association of Fire Fighters union has distributed a video to its members that compiles several damaging comments Mitt...

Republicans Reject Union Workers But Respect Union Refs

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 12.01.2012 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Republicans' reaction to last week's Monday Night Football debacle was record-breaking given their decades of hating on union workers.

Friday Talking Points -- Debate Questions I'd Ask

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Here are questions I would ask the two candidates if I were the moderator of a presidential debate.

Ryan On Unionized NFL Refs: Time To Bring Them Back

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 09.25.2012 | Politics

CINCINNATI -- Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), the Republican vice presidential nominee, became on Tuesday the latest politician to weigh in on the growing co...

Controversial Walker Law Heads To Federal Panel

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 11.24.2012 | Politics

CHICAGO — A federal appeals court in Chicago heard arguments Monday on the constitutionality of Wisconsin's law restricting collective bargainin...

Walker Rebuke Causes Confusion

AP | SCOTT BAUER | Posted 11.17.2012 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin school and government employee unions on Monday were considering whether to seek new contract talks after a state cour...

Wisconsin To Strike Back At Ruling Striking Down Union Law

Reuters | Posted 11.17.2012 | Politics

Sept 15 (Reuters) - Wisconsin's controversial law that limited the rights of many public-sector union workers should stay in place while the state a...

Scott Walker Loses Court Ruling On Key Legislation

AP | SCOTT BAUER | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. -- A Wisconsin judge on Friday struck down nearly all of the state law championed by Gov. Scott Walker that effectively ended collective...

Dave Jamieson

NFL Referee Lockout: Refs Resist Pension Freeze, Cite League Profits | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.13.2012 | Sports

WASHINGTON -- When week two of the NFL season starts in Green Bay, Wis. Thursday night, fans won't see the league's most experienced referees taking t...

DougCo School Board Severs Ties With Teachers Union

Posted 09.06.2012 | Denver

On Wednesday, The Douglas County School Board voted to officially end negotiations with the teachers union over their collective-bargaining agreement ...

How We Can Bring Millions of Americans to the Middle Class

Bob Herbert | Posted 11.03.2012 | Politics
Bob Herbert

The decline of the middle class was a result, in part, of public policy choices. Today's downward mobility can only be reversed by a range of new choices consciously aimed at helping working Americans regain their financial footing.

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Wayne State Faculty: University Administration Trying To Do Away With Tenure | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 07.23.2012 | Detroit

As negotiators work to meet a rapidly approaching deadline for Wayne State University faculty contracts, union representatives claim that a proposal o...

Can Obama Win Back The Youth Vote?

Amy B. Dean | Posted 09.21.2012 | Politics
Amy B. Dean

Young people are not acting irrationally when they report growing cynical. They are responding to the reality of an American Dream that lies in fragments at their feet.